The latest quarterly Tasmanian state poll from EMRS finds the Hodgman Liberal goverment slumping back to where it was in late 2016 and throughout 2017, before the surge that delivered it commanding win at the election in March. The Liberal primary vote has crashed to 36%, down from 47% in the previous poll and 50.3% at the election, but most of the dividend is gained by “others”, up six to 14%. Labor is on 34%, compared with 30% in the previous poll and 32.6% at the election, and the Greens are on 16%, compared with 14% and 10.3%. The poll also finds Labor leader Rebecca White seizing a 46-38 lead as preferred premier, after trailing 47-41 last time. The poll was conducted Wednesday to Friday from a sample of 1000.
Will Hodgman’s Liberal government crashes back to earth as Labor’s Rebecca White takes the lead as preferred premier.